nutritional information

Per 1/4 cup serving:

  • Calories: 50
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 197 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Poblano-Cucumber Salsa

Poblano-Cucumber Salsa

Makes 1 1/2 cups

This cool, slightly spicy condiment can be served with tortilla chips as an hors d’oeuvre or used as a topping for black bean soup.
  • ½ cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into small dice
  • 1 poblano chile
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • 1 jalapeño chile, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced

Preheat oven to broil. Roast poblano chile 15 to 20 minutes, or until skin is blackened, turning occasionally. Cool until easy to handle. Remove charred skin, discard seeds and stem, and cut into small dice. Combine poblano, cucumber, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, jalapeño, and salt in small bowl. Gently fold in avocado. Season with salt and pepper.

October 2008

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So, so, so good! In the future I may use tomatillos in place of the cucumber, but only b/c I like the tartness from tomatillos. The cucumber gave this a nice freshness (very flattering even with the other fresh tasting ingredients). My boyfriend doesn't even like cucumber or avocado and he loved this. We used it both as a dip for tortilla chips and as a topping for an easy black bean salad. I could eat this every day.

Jillian TheGirl - 2014-02-18 03:01:10

try it

debbie - 2013-10-05 21:44:56

This is such a hit with all my friends. Goes so well with Spicy Fall Stew Baked in a Pumpkin. I make these to recipes about 3-4 times each Fall.

The Hip Vegetarian - 2010-11-19 18:41:02

I took this to a ladies' gathering last night and it was a hit! Everyone loved it. I didn't have limes so I used lemon juice instead. Next time I may add some green or vidalia onion. I'm having this for lunch today!

Barbara - 2010-11-17 09:56:01

Ive been making this consistently to go with the spicy fall stew baked in a pumpkin. Fantastic!

Alex - 2010-10-12 17:09:28

This was delicious! I was afraid it would be too spicy for me, with the whole jalapeno, but it was not - it's just really fresh and delicious. It was wonderful on the "Spicy Fall Stew Baked in a Pumpkin." Outstanding!

Jennifer - 2009-10-25 22:43:08

I love this recipe! I always make it for parties and it's such a hit! So different, people love it.

Amanda - 2009-10-02 10:51:06

This has become a family favorite! We love to make huge bowls of pica de gallo to eat with tortilla chips when we have family get-togethers. Everyone has decided they like this just as much. I love it because now I can eat "pica" without the tomatoes that I'm allergic to! Great with chips as an appetizer or on top of salad. I do add red onion to it to make it more like pica.

Barbara - 2011-04-20 09:51:23